Media Coverage

September 14 2021

City launches $35M Covid vaccine counseling program

Crain’s Health Pulse: Amida Care is among participating health plans in new initiative for providers to reach out to unvaccinated patients.

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September 1 2021

State Must Invest in Medicaid

Gay City News: “To support LGBTQ communities, communities of color, and other populations disproportionately impacted by poor health outcomes, including higher rates of COVID-19 and HIV, we cannot overstate the necessity of investing in Medicaid,” states Amida Care President and CEO Doug Wirth in his letter to the editor.

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August 5 2021

Health Plan Leaders Can Step Up, Lead on PrEP Services

Managed Healthcare Executive: “Health plan leaders can be the thought leader working with state Medicaid directors on how to implement this in a way that plans are adequately funded and have the right the tools,” said Amida Care President and CEO Doug Wirth in this piece about coverage of PrEP services.

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August 2 2021

NY Debe Comprometerse a Que El Cuidado de Afirmación de Género Sea Más Accesible (New York Must Commit to Making Gender-Affirming Care More Accessible)

El Diario: An op-ed by Cecilia Gentili, principal consultant and founder at Trans Equity Consulting and co-chair of the NEW Pride Agenda Board of Directors, about the need for New York health plans to follow Amida Care’s lead and provide gender-affirming care.


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July 29 2021

Covering gender-affirming treatments will save health plans money, advocates say

Crain’s Health Pulse: Amida Care’s Alister Rubenstein, transgender health program manager, and Kevin Steffens, vice president of clinical services and programs, discuss the financial benefits of covering gender-affirming care for health plans.

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